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A friendly dragon welcomes children into the David L. Mason Children’s Museum. Children can explore a black-lit cave, draw with florescent markers and display their work.

KEN HANNON | Special to the Times (2006)

A friendly dragon welcomes children into the David L. Mason Children’s Museum. Children can explore a black-lit cave, draw with florescent markers and display their work.


The film, Pahappahooey Island: What About Me? will be shown at 1:30 p.m. at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Ave. Free for DFAC members, $1 nonmembers. Stay after the movie for a hands-on interactive artistic experience in the David L. Mason Children's Art Museum. Also today, the Tampa Bay Balloon Jammers will give free demonstrations from 1:30-4 p.m. For information, call (727) 298-3322 or e-mail


Pool party: The community is invited to cool off at a pool party 2-4 p.m. at the Morningside Recreation Center, 2400 Harn Blvd., Clearwater. Sponsored by St. Paul's Lutheran Church, the event includes free food, soft drinks and music. Call (727) 446-7718 or visit

Carillon concert: The Church of the Ascension, 701 Orange Ave., Clearwater will host a free outdoor concert at 6 p.m. featuring carillonneur Lee Cobb performing folk songs and waltzes on the church's unique 49-bell carillon. Bring seating or listen from your car under the oaks. Refreshments will be served. Call (727) 447-3469.

Art reception: Gulf Coast Artists' Alliance Inc. will host an opening reception for a group member exhibition 2-4 p.m. at the Largo Public Library gallery, 120 Central Park Drive. The event includes refreshments and live and spoken word entertainment. Call (727) 738-8010 or e-mail

Casting call: The Players of Safety Harbor, an adult library theater troupe, is seeking three male leads and three female leads, plus additional roles and crew for its upcoming production of Neil Simon's Plaza Suite. Auditions will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N. Auditions also available by appointment. Call Mary Kay Smith at (727) 724-1525, ext. 104.

Opera DVD: The Pinellas Opera League will show the DVD, Passion by Steven Sondheim, at 1:30 p.m. at the Leepa Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Free. Call (727) 784-9512.


Super science camp: Children in grades K-5 will build a butterfly habitat, make their own slime and plant an herb garden at a weeklong science camp 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday at the Tarpon Springs Community Center. Taught by Melissa Hill, gifted education teacher. Cost is $90 for city residents; $93.21 non-residents and includes all supplies. Pre-registration necessary. Call (727) 942-5628.

Women's boot camp: Gain more confidence, self-esteem and empowerment at this women's only class that meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday at the Golda Meir/Kent Jewish Center, 1950 Virginia Ave., Clearwater. $5 per class. Space is limited. Call (727) 736-1494.

It's in the cards: Seniors can play Pinochle 6-9 p.m. every Monday at the Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Daily fee is $2 with recreation ID card, $3 without. Call (727) 298-3299.

Ballroom dance lessons: Learn to ballroom dance 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Monday at the Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Daily fee is $9 with recreation ID, $13 without. Call (737) 298-3299.

In harmony: The Florida Suncoast Men's Barbershop Chorus is expanding its membership and looking for tenors, leads, baritones and basses who enjoy singing four-part barbershop harmony. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday at Crossroads Christian Church, 1645 Seminole Blvd., Largo. Call Clyde at (727) 736-7999 or visit

Sing along: The Palm Harbor Crystalaires, an all male barbershop harmony group, meets at 6:45 p.m. every Monday at the Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St. Visitors and new members are welcome. Men do not need to be able to read music to join the group, just enjoy singing. Call Wes Branch at (727) 784-8052 or visit

Get fit: Strong For Life Fitness (Senior Exercise for 50-plus), a Faith In Action of Upper Pinellas Program, offers gentle exercises with bands that stretch and strengthen the body to fight muscle loss and sarcopenia at noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Class is led by videotape, equipment included. Free with rec card. Call (813) 749-1155.


Chorus auditions: The Suncoast Singers will begin auditions for soprano, alto, tenor and bass voices at 6:30 p.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church, 11501 Walker Ave., Seminole. The chorus, celebrating its 30th anniversary season, performs at concert venues in St. Petersburg, Seminole, Tarpon Springs and Tampa. Call (727) 399-0599 or visit

Stamp club: The Clearwater Stamp Club will meet 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Clearwater East Library, 2251 Drew St. The program will include an American Philatelic Society slide show, "The World's Number One's." Call Bob at (727) 599-1745.

Have brunch: Enjoy a meal of eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, juice and fresh coffee 8:30-9:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Cost is $3 with recreation ID card; $4 without. Call (727) 298-3299.

Tuesday bingo: Open to the public, games start at 12:15 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday at American Legion Post 275, 360 Wilson St., Dunedin. 22 games. Lunch available 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (727) 733-8153.

Tai Chi: An instructor from the Taoist Tai Chi Society will teach classes 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Daily fee is $3 with a recreation ID card; $4 without. Call (727) 298-3299.

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